Best trails in Richmond

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Looking for a great trail near Richmond, Virginia? AllTrails has 28 great hiking trails, running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Pocahontas State Park or Powhatan State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Forest Hill Park or James River Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 18 easy trails in Richmond ranging from 0.8 to 4.8 miles and from 36 to 328 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Richmond
Top trails (28)
#1 - James River North Bank and Buttermilk Loop Trail
Forest Hill Park
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Length: 6.9 mi • Est. 2 h 47 m
James River North Bank and Buttermilk Loop Trail is a 6.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Richmond, Virginia that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number oShow more
#2 - Belle Isle Trail
James River Park
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 43 m
Belle Isle Trail is a 1.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Richmond, Virginia that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and iShow more
#3 - Buttermilk Trail
James River Park
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 2 h 5 m
Buttermilk Trail is a 4.5 mile out and back trail located near Richmond, Virginia that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-rShow more
#4 - Pony Pasture Rapids Trails
James River Park
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 51 m
Pony Pasture Rapids Trails is a 2.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Richmond, Virginia that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity optShow more
#5 - North Bank Trail
James River Park
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 14 m
North Bank Trail is a 2.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Richmond, Virginia that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity optioShow more
#6 - Forest Hill Park Trail
Forest Hill Park
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 16 m
Forest Hill Park Trail is a 2.7 mile loop trail located near Richmond, Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options andShow more
#7 - Rockwood Park Trails
Rockwood Park
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 43 m
Rockwood Park Trails is a 1.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Richmond, Virginia that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accShow more
#8 - Larus Park
Larus Park
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 1 h 52 m
Larus park is 106 acres of wooded solitude bounded by Huguenot Road, Chippenham Parkway and Stony Point Fashion Park. There’s a network of singletrack trails in Larus park, but no loop can be put togeShow more
#9 - Maymont Park Garden Trail
Maymont Park
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 15 m
Maymont Park Garden Trail is a 2.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Richmond, Virginia that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hikShow more
#10 - Powhite Park Loop Trail
Powhite Park
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 52 m
Powhite Park Loop Trail is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Richmond, Virginia that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of actShow more
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